And so it ends. One week is up, and I have been freed from this task of experiencing the world from the eyes of a BlackBerry Classic user. As I said in my midweek update, it wasn’t all that bad. In fact, there were some moments when I seriously considered switching over to the platform. Now that it is all over, I think I can clearly understand why a BlackBerry isn’t for everyone.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei was in Kuala Lumpur last week. In between preparing for the announcement of the OxygenOS team and the Reddit AMA session after that, we caught up with Carl for an extensive, broad-ranging conversation about the company, OxygenOS, the OnePlus Two…and of course, what happened to its planned expansion into Malaysia.
Apple has released the first iOS 8.3 beta, which includes new features that will soon be making their way to iOS devices.The new features include wireless CarPlay feature, easier Google Login, Apple Pay, and a new emoji picker. Alongside this are Xcode 6.3 beta and Swift 1.2, Apple’s programming software.
Microsoft and Samsung have finally come to an agreement over royalty payments. Samsung had previously licensed patents from Microsoft, but later refused to pay up after Microsoft bought Nokia’s device division. It looks like all that is cleared up now, which raises an interesting question.